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hwajones

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195 posts

64 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
First of all, i love Mumford & Sons...
if they're second album is half as good as their first, it will be a winner!

But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Two years ago they did a sell out theatre tour but hardly set the world alight from any live shows that i seen on TV, etc...

This week they've sold out every stadium in the country because of a single which sounds exactly liek their old stuff...

Just confused why the public flock to groups like this and overlook other gems which offer a better live show experience imho?!

marcosgt

7,446 posts

59 months

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I can't stand 'em personally.

M.

DrTre

12,428 posts

115 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
They're utter bilge IMO, as bad as The Levellers.

However, there's no accounting for taste and since the first album was v popular, there's been a wait for the second and anticipation has built.
Kinda natural they're bigger now isn't it?

http://www.musicomh.com/albums/mumford-and-sons-2_...


Adam B

8,166 posts

137 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
hwajones said:
But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Two years ago they did a sell out theatre tour but hardly set the world alight
3rd biggest seller in the US download album in 2011, so they have been on fire some places, now filtered down to the masses and plebs

Quite like them

andySC

446 posts

41 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Not bad tunes but I don't get the fuss...Jethro Tull for The Grimshaw Crew.
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otherman

1,158 posts

48 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
I don't like them at all, but the answer to your question is probably that live music is very big business at the moment and you don't have to be a major name to sell out big venues any more. A few years ago I saw the Courteeners as a support act in the Apollo, these days they sell out the arenas even though their biggest hit made the heights of number 19, 5 years ago.

VinceFox

18,800 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Who?

davepoth

22,916 posts

82 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Enormous in America is the answer. They manage to bridge the hipster/country demographic.


trig9k

351 posts

81 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
They have broad appeal, indie, folk, pop.... I like music so cant help liking them, they are very good at what they do, I have never brought any of there music but did see them play a gig in spain and was blown away!! one of the best knees up I've had at a festival ,,, all my mates with various taste all thought they were the highlight of the festval...

Still dont own any of there stuff....but get the fuss

DrTre

12,428 posts

115 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Apologies for being a miserable sod earlier, i stand by it but it wasn't what the OP was asking.


To echo what's been said, they've been putting in a LOT of hours touring the US, and it's paid off. By all accounts they're up there, or not far off, with coldplay in America in terms of being a draw.


Art0ir

7,024 posts

53 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
davepoth said:
They manage to bridge the hipster/country demographic.
Boom.

gbbird

5,057 posts

127 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really

EvoraEvora

1,078 posts

110 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
If Muse can be so big, there's hope for any combo smile

VinceFox

18,800 posts

55 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Just had a look.

Not for me, thanks.

CrabDan

568 posts

26 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Their first album was MASSIVE - What you talking about, saying they've only just gotten big recently!? I was working for HMV when it came out and it was flying out so fast the guys on the shop floor couldn't restock the shelves quick enough!

I didn't mind that first album... It took what would oridinarily be Indie-Folk for D*ckheads (for the record, D*ickhead is now a recognised term for the sort of person who normally listens to said music. My mate Alec is a D*ickhead, for example, but I don't think he's a d*ck head) and made it even more self-loathing and a bit angry, even borderline drunk-sounding (basically, is sounded alot like my mate Alec). It had a bit of bite to it, which was good... But it did get old VERY quickly IMO. I'm not sure if I'd bother with the new album.

Edited by CrabDan on Saturday 6th October 09:50

cqueen

2,082 posts

103 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
gbbird said:
Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really
This.

Mastodon2

8,728 posts

48 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
gbbird said:
Students are the answer. They are currently the trendy band to like. Dire stuff really
This is it really, trendy-wendy students will jump onto the latest hipster bandwagon, based on whoever is on the cover on NME or whatever bogroll publication they happen to read. Kings of Leon were no different, talent and ability are not important, all that matters is getting seen in the right places to get the kids hooked on. Mumford and Sons are utter dross, but that has not hindered any of the bands that went before, or that will come after them.

Chicken Chaser

3,774 posts

107 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Never a fan of the first album. Songs were ok but not something i'd listen time and again. The second album for me, is much better than the first. Not sure why yet, but I have enjoyed it this week.

Seeker UK

1,184 posts

41 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
hwajones said:
But why has everyone gone mad for them all of a sudden?
Because they all dress like Matt Smith's Dr Who.

Apache

38,766 posts

167 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
There is no fuss, they are a mediocre ballad band so beloved of Cowell and that Irish prick, safe, predictable teeny pop which is being pushed by their promoters to generate a frenzy of pre-pubescent hysteria and thusly sales. If you look at the charts or whatever it's called or listen to any of the 'music' radio channels you'll find it saturated with the stuff, that and rap/hiphop which is about as fresh as Last of the Summer Wine....but the kids have been told they love it, so they do
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